Artist part of Team Canada at world juniors in Sweden

Langley’s Tayler Anderson submitted the winning design which will be on the mask of Team Canada goaltender

Langley’s Tayler Anderson had the winning design in a Bauer and Boston Pizza contest which saw budding artists submit designs for the masks to be worn by the Team Canada goaltenders at the world junior hockey championships in Sweden. The 18-year-old Anderson won in the ages 13 to 18 category and her design will be worn by Canadian goaltender Jake Paterson during the annual tournament

Watching the world junior hockey championships will be extra special for self-described hockey fanatic Tayler Anderson.

That is because the 18-year-old from Langley won the Canadian-wide Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask Contest.

Anderson won in the 13-to-18-year-old category while Quebec’s Myriam Beaupre took the prize in the 12-and-under category.

“It is pretty cool that I won,” admitted Anderson.

“I was pretty confident in (my design) but you never know.”

This was the first time she entered the contest, which has now run 11 consecutive years.

The rules were fairly straightforward — the design had to have the Hockey Canada logo and a Team Canada theme.

The judging was done based on theme, creativity and the artwork.

Being a hockey fan — she is a huge Vancouver Canucks supporter — and an artist, she decided to enter the contest.

The idea and design took her a couple of days to come up with, but Anderson said she kept it fairly simple.

Hockey Canada sifted through the more than 1,000 entries and narrows it down to five in each category.

A selection panel — which includes a member of the Hockey Canada high performance staff, a Bauer representative, and artist David Arrigo then select the two winners.

Arrigo does the actual painting of the two masks, with the winners each receiving a duplicate of the mask signed by members of this year’s Canadian junior national team.

“This contest gives young Canadians — whether they are players, fans or aspiring artists — the chance to be a part of Canada’s national junior team,” said Brad Pascall, the vice-president of hockey operations/national teams for Hockey Canada.

Anderson’s mask will be worn during the tournament — which begins today (Dec. 26) in Sweden — by Jake Paterson, a Detroit Red Wings draft pick who plays in the Ontario Hockey League.

Each winner also receives a Team Canada jersey autographed by the team, Bauer apparel, Boston Pizza gift cards, and their choice of either attending next year’s junior team selection camp or tickets to a game. Next year’s world junior championships are being co-hosted by Toronto and Montreal.

Anderson, who graduated from Brookswood Secondary in 2013, is studying fashion design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Just Posted

Neil Diamond tribute comes to Fort Langley

Bobby Bruce bring his Nearly Neil show to the Chief Sepass Theatre.

VIDEO: Decision in Langley condo case shows consumer law needs changing, buyers say

Reaction to appeal court decision that forces buyers to pay more than originally agreed

Classical musician from Langley explains life in 35 pieces

Well-respected musician and Langley Community Music School teacher launches a book this Friday.

Langley-based Stealth sold, moving to Vancouver

National Lacrosse League announces sale to Canucks Sports and Entertainment

UPDATE: Minor injuries in rollover crash that closed Sea-to-Sky

Hwy. 99 not expected to re-open until 2:30 p.m.

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Murdered BC woman’s final words, ‘I love you, Mom’

It took 10 years, but Lisa Dudley’s mother finally found out what her daughter said before she passed

Quarter of seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled: researchers

Intentional mislabelling can mask concerns about sustainability or human rights

Completion date for Alex Fraser Bridge improvements pushed to 2019

New traffic lights at Nordel Way and Highway 91 mark the end of phase one of the project

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Remains of two people found on Vancouver Island

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to two missing men, last seen in Ucluelet in mid-May

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Most Read